Allston Street Preservation Award

Last month The Narrow Gate was honored to receive a Preservation Award from the Cambridge Historical Commission for our work with Homeowner's Rehab, Inc. on 151-157 Allston Street, in Cambridge, MA. This project restored a six-family home destroyed in a nine-alarm fire to a new standard of energy efficiency, achieving LEED Platinum. We were excited last fall to share our success in the realm of sustainability (including a HERS rating of 29!) and now we're excited to receive this honor for the rest of our design.

You can read more about Allston Street and HRI's mission at the HRI/CNAHS website, or visit the Cambridge Housing Commission for a list of this year's award recipients, and some great before-and-after images of our work!

Rebecca Schofield (HRI), David Flaschenriem (TNG), and Jane Carbone (HRI) accept the Preservation Award for 151-157 Allston Street.

Rebecca Schofield (HRI), David Flaschenriem (TNG), and Jane Carbone (HRI) accept the Preservation Award for 151-157 Allston Street.

 
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Narrow Gate Holiday Preparations

The Narrow Gate celebrating the holidays: First, pie checking with Community Servings - then Holiday decorating at our monthly meeting!

 
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Patriot Homes Ribbon Cutting

This post comes a little late for Veteran's Day, but we thought it was important to get our photos from the Ribbon Cutting out there - especially that cake! Thank you so much to Caritas Communities, South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation, and of course - all of our veterans.

 
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PRESS: HRI Allston Street
Cambridge Chronicle

Cambridge Chronicle

We just received our HERS rating for the LEED Platinum home we built with HRI in Cambridge: 29! For reference, the standard new construction home built to international energy code is rated at 100, while a net zero building is rated at 0. That means we're 70% of the way to passive house!

Check out the Cambridge Chronicle article that HRI shared earlier for more information on the project.

 
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PRESS: Dudley Dough
Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Our new favorite pizza place was featured in the globe! Dudley Dough hosts a math tutoring program called "Pie R Squared" weekly. This is exactly the type of activity we envisioned in the space. It's great to see that it's really become a community hub so quickly.

 
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Community Servings Outing

For our recent company outing the Narrow Gate chose to spend the afternoon with Community Servings in Jamaica Plain! Such a great experience and a great mission. Thanks to Chef Pierre and everyone else we got to work with.

For more information on Community Servings, visit their website:

Community Servings

 
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PRESS: Notre Dame Studio
WNDU16 - South Bend

WNDU16 - South Bend

The studio at Notre Dame's School of Architecture that The Narrow Gate has been working with since the fall semester is getting a lot of press in South Bend recently. You can see Kitty here in the front row at their review!

Working with the students has been a mutually educational process - informative for the students as well as the Narrow Gate! You can read more about our role in the process in an article from the Notre Dame News:

Architecture students to present plans for new South Bend housing project

 
 
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